Three pre-conference lectures on French films, and one conference film screening of The Little Prince (2015), a digital animated film, followed by a panel discussion
This project aims to celebrate French arts, philosophy and lifestyle through looking into several selected films that represent French culture. It covers two parts: on 4 May 2017, three pre-conference lectures on French film, literature and music will be given in Cantonese; on 1 June 2017, a film screening of The Little Prince (2015) and a post-screening discussion in English will be held in the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities Conferences on 1-3 June 2017.
Three pre-conference lectures (in Cantonese on French films to be held in 4 May 2017 (Thu):
Topic: French Lettrism Cinema and Contemporary text-based art, Time: 11:00-12:30, Venue: E031
Topic: Film Noir and Jazz Music: Lift to the Scaffold/ Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Director: Louis Malle, 1958) , Time: 13:00-14:30, Venue: E031
Topic: Gender and Gaze: Visuality in the Fiction and Film of Marguerite Duras’s The Lover, Time: 15:00-17:00, Venue: E0311
Registration is required.
A film screening of The Little Prince (2015) followed by a panel discussion (in English) which will be held in the RIDCH conferences on 1-3 June 2017. Join us for a screening of Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince (2015), a digital animated film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s world-famous and well-loved children’s book. Following the film, there will be an audience discussion.
Registration is required. (Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes)
Speakers of the two pre-conference lecture:
Dr. LEUNG Mo Ling, Rebecca
Dr. Rebecca Leung Mo-Ling, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing & Film Arts, received her BA, MPhil, and PhD in Chinese from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the OUHK, she worked as an Assistant Professor, as the Associate Head of the Department of Chinese and Deputy Director of the Institute for Chinese Language & Culture at Hang Seng Management College. She has published numerous papers in journals such as Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies and Bulletin of the Department of Chinese Literature National Chengchi University. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of Chinese modern literature, Chinese contemporary literature and cultural & film theory. Apart from academic research, she is also enthusiastic in creative writing. She obtained the “Unitas Award for New Novelists” in Taiwan in 2002.
Ms. LAW Tsin Fung, Angela
Angela Law Tsin-fung is assistant professor of Creative Writing and Film Arts in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Open University of Hong Kong. She obtained B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature (minor in Gender Studies and Philosophy) and M.A in Cultural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is now a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Her research interests include cultural studies and film studies, Chinese modern literature, Chinese contemporary literature, creative and cultural industries studies. She specializes in the area of global and Hong Kong film music, and has published nine related books in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. Before joining the Open University of Hong Kong, Angela Law worked in different creative positions across a range of media industries: TV scriptwriter, feature reporter, magazine editor, and book editor. She also regularly writes commentaries for Movie View, one of the most renowned film magazines in China. In 2010, she obtained Award for Best Artist (Arts Criticism) from the Hong Kong Art Development Council and the Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council (Lee Hysan Foundation) respectively. The fellowship grant supported her study and research on film art and film music in New York for six months.
Mr. HO Yue Jin
Mr HO Yue-Jin, Senior Lecturer in Creative Arts, the OUHK, Ho received his BA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong and MA in Photography & Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Ho is a new media artist, art critic and translator, his works have been selected by international festivals such as the HKIFVA, ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Berlin, Shanghai Biennale and showed in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. Currently, his research focuses on text-based new media arts.
Facilitators of the film screening and the panel discussion:
Dr. TSO Wing Bo, Anna
Anna W. B. Tso is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Open University of Hong Kong. She is also the Director of the Digital Humanities Research Centre under the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH). She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, and has published extensively on children’s literature, linguistics, gender studies, and translation studies. Her recent books include Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students: The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays (Springer, 2016), and Academic Writing for Arts and Humanities Students (McGraw-Hill, 2016). Currently, she is working on a funded children’s book series project about Hong Kong memories. She is also the principal investigator of a government-funded research on academic literacy development.
Ms LAU Man Ying, Janet
Ms Janet Lau Man-ying, Senior Lecturer at the Open university of Hong Kong. Ms Lau obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Brighton, UK and received an MA Degree in Design at the Polytechnic University and an MSC Degree in Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. Prior to joining the University, she has worked at various local and international creative agencies, organisations and the Government of HKSAR. Her research interests include the creative and cultural industries, digitalisation, advertising and branding development.